Package Details: albert 0.14.11-1

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Package Base: albert
Description: A sophisticated standalone keyboard launcher.
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Keywords: launcher
Licenses: GPL
Conflicts: albert-git
Provides: albert
Submitter: manuelschneid3r
Maintainer: manuelschneid3r
Last Packager: manuelschneid3r
Votes: 72
Popularity: 9.217942
First Submitted: 2015-10-05 20:06
Last Updated: 2017-11-18 23:56

Latest Comments

Serede commented on 2017-11-20 10:54

Is the Arch packaging gone from the OpenSuse build service?

Alad commented on 2017-11-16 17:37

Stop annoying people with the same old "muh bloat" argument, please.

NEUROT1K commented on 2017-11-15 22:05

Just tried to build Albert on a new machine and was surprised to see VirtualBox as a dependency.

@manuelschneid3r, I understand that you're trying to add new functionality, but one of the things people like Albert for is that it's a really simple, lightweight omnilauncher. Throwing in VirtualBox just feels like "too much" for some people, even if the solution is to "just uninstall it" later.

I was installing Albert on an old laptop. I don't want to install VirtualBox, DKMS, or go through the hassle of uninstalling those things.

A few simple edits to the PKGBUILD (remove the two VirtualBox lines from [makedepends], and add in the [DBUILD_VIRTUALBOX=OFF] parameter) and I got Albert running without VirtualBox. I'm happy, because Albert is one of my favorite tools that I don't want to live without!

manuelschneid3r commented on 2017-11-03 19:15

There is now a binary build on openSuse Build service:

So if you dont want to build on your own add this repo.

staticghost commented on 2017-10-30 19:33

PKGBUILD without virtualbox:

staticghost commented on 2017-10-25 19:22

@glitsj16 Seems like a sensible suggestion. :)

glitsj16 commented on 2017-10-24 23:37

@manuelschneid3r: There's a middle-ground possible here regarding virtualbox. You can remove 'virtualbox' and 'virtualbox-sdk' from the makedepends array and add them back in dynamically in a later stage. Users that want the virtualbox plugin don't need to change anything. Those that don't can do so by editing the PKGBUILD and commenting out one line: That would be their responsibility, and only theirs.
Hopefully that would stop repeating arguments ad nauseum.


staticghost commented on 2017-10-24 19:40

@manuelschneid3r I'm sure no one here means to sound ungrateful. I'm sure many of us share the opinion that Albert is the best launcher on Linux, right now. Is there maybe some way to make virtualbox and virtualbox-sdk optional? Would that require a seperate fork?

manuelschneid3r commented on 2017-10-24 11:04

Well from a user perspective. I can just tell it again. Thats what C++ deployment takes. It needs the libraries. You could also complain about the virtualbox package not beeing split into libs and kernel modules. I dont know what you expect from me. Thats not a problem with this package. The PKGBUILD could download VBox and compile it on your machine. You would not be happy with this either.

Serede commented on 2017-10-22 10:33

Virtualbox as a make dependency is indeed inadequate for several reasons.
It triggers DMKS during the transaction and is not recognised as an orphan package after finishing Albert instalation, so you have to manually remove the package every single time.

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